About the property
- Lodge4200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
4200 Sq. Ft., Sleeps Up To 28 Guests! Great For Family And Group Vacations!
Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Ausable River Valley and exquisite sunsets year around! The lodge is a brand new log structure with many uniquely hand crafted features. Fully furnished and ready to host your group of 2 to 28! Especially designed to sleep up to 28 guests with 1 master suite and 3 bedrooms each containing 2 sets of full size hand crafted log bunk beds. Each of the 3 bedrooms sleep up to 8 guests. Perfect for families that vacation together, family reunions, weddings, 50th anniversary gatherings, honeymoons, retreats, etc... The decor is warm and welcoming for any occasion. We also have access to Oscoda County's many orv trails right from our property and are set up to accommodated atv's and snowmobiles. Enjoy a fully functional and equipped kitchen for all of your cooking needs. The large loft area has a table top shuffle board table and elliptical exercise machine along with lots of floor space for the kids! Our unique fire pit area has built in seating for large groups and offers a spectacular view. We have a large event grill and 2 picnic tables on the lower patio along with a patio table and chairs on the main floor outdoor deck....All facing the spectacular view! The beautiful sun room is the perfect place to get away and relax with a book or a chat with friends and offers an amazing view of the breath taking sunsets! Most of our guests comment that they just want to stay at the lodge and enjoy the comfort and beauty of the home and the view.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Sandy Handrich
We make our home on the 60 acres the lodge is located on and have both spent the majority of our lives in this area. God has blessed us with 3 lovely daughters, 1 is married and gave us our 1st grandchild in Oct. 2014!! Two of our daughters live here in Mio and our oldest lives in California. We have 2 spoiled chocolate labs, Jugg and Hunter who we adore. Dale and I enjoy traveling, camping, golf and fishing. We own Handrich trucking, a family business started by Dale's father in 1976. That takes up most of Dale's time, while I (Sandy) run the lodge, and also work at Mio Baptist Church 1 day a week. We are all very involved in our church, and are very thankful for God's many blessings in our lives.
Sandy Handrich purchased this Lodge in 2010
Why Sandy Handrich chose Big Creek Township
This lodge is a dream come true for us. We live on the hill right next to the lodge in a beautiful log home where we raised our family. We have a beautiful view 365 days a year and wanted a way to share it with others and provide quality lodging for large families and groups. We purchased the 60 acres 16 years ago and built our dream home. Dale started clearing the lodge property in 2009, and construction on the lodge began and was completed in 2010.
What makes this Lodge unique
We thoroughly enjoyed the process of designing and decorating the lodge. Every area of the lodge was designed with our guests in mind. We wanted to offer something that would be unique yet warm and inviting. We tried to create a place that would be large enough for families to all stay together yet cozy enough for you to be able to relax and feel at home away from home. Some of our favorite features in the lodge would be the large dining room table that seats about 14, it was crafted by local Amish. The fire pit area is a great gathering place and my personal favorite is the beautiful sun room area. Please come and be our guests and experience the true relaxation of the Ausable View Lodge and Northern Michigan.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
So nice we return again and again
We love this property. We’ve stayed here many times and each time we are so glad we came. Pure relaxation! It’s our hidden gem in Mio!
Thank you Laurie! We love having you guys come :)
4th annual Guy's Weekend
Once again, the ten friends had a fun filled weekend of wonderful food, winter hiking along the
Au Sable River, several adult beverages, and lots of card playing. How can one improve on that?
Thanks for choosing us again this year Gordon! It's always a pleasure to hear from you each year!! Please come again, Sandy
4th year in a row!
Just returned home after our 4th year in a row. Crazy when the 'remember this day' comes up with photos from the same week the past few years with memories.
Thanks so much for returning 4 years in a row!! We are so thankful for great families like yours who return year after year!
Blessings for 2018! Dale and Sandy
Best House Available in Northern, MI by Far!!! Zero Disappointments!!!
This house by far is the best house in Northern, MI. Words cannot explain how nice it is. Plenty of room for 4+ families, sits a top a bluff overlooking Mio, walkout basement, multiple sitting TV rooms, game room loft, large kitchen area & table for 12+. The Lodge is decorated nicer than most people's homes, plenty of parking, close to town, stocked with all the amenities you would ever need.
This is the 2nd time I've stayed there & it will definitely not be the last.
Do yourself a favor, and stay here. It will be on your short list from then on.
Thank You Sandy & Dale for a Great weekend!!
Thank you so much for your glowing review Andrew! We couldn't be happier with your appreciation for and your enjoyment of our property! So glad you'll be returning in the future....Happy 2018
Dale and Sandy
Great lodge / cabin setting.
Such a great experience, this was a great lodge. High quality throughout and what a great view.
Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it....please come again!
Dale and Sandy
2nd. stay just as good as the first!!
Well, this was our second stay at the Lodge for our 48th. annual family "hunting weekend" and we were just as pleased with our experience as we were last year! The Handrichs are outstanding hosts and my brothers and I had the pleasure of meeting Dale for the first time; a super- friendly and genuine man!! (Thanks Dale for the fire wood, but unfortunately, as you know, it rained the rest of the day/evening and we couldn't enjoy a fire outdoors - but did indoors instead!). Altogether, we are perfectly content on making this our destination of choice for our very treasured family tradition and I will be booking the same for 2018.
God Bless you all!!
p.s., only one minor request: a LARGE non-stick frying pan or two would be great! (maybe there was one somewhere in the cabinets, but I did not find it??)
p.s.s., part of our "wish list" (this may be pushing it)...but a fold-away ping-pong table would fit nicely in the open tile space downstairs and when not in use, could easily be rolled into the basement and in summer months could be brought out onto the cement patio near the grill. We did appreciate the addition of the Foosball Table up in the loft for sure!!
Thanks so much Jack!! Sorry I missed you but at least you got to meet some of the family :) We welcome your group back any time! As far as the frying pans, I'll get right on that....Black Friday shopping starts in 2 days! LOL, Now for the ping pong table....we'll see.
Enjoy your holidays! Sandy
We are located on the south end of the quaint little town of mio, michigan! Approx. 35 miles north of i 75, 180 miles north of detroit and 100 miles south of the mackinaw bridge. Our unique location gives us the best of both worlds, perched high on a hill overlooking the ausable river valley, yet close enough to walk to town! The lodge is secluded and surrounded by woods on 3 sides. Our area is most widely known for the ausable river, well known for fishing and canoeing. We are only about 5 min. From the river and provide information on local canoe liveries. Mio is also known for the amish community with its many stores and bakeries. Hundreds of miles of atv trails, thousands of acres of national forest, and many lakes make our community a sportsman's paradise. Mio is also surrounded by some of the top rated golf courses in the country.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Check in is 4pm Check out is 11am Children 2 and under are free. Holidays are a 3 night minimum and will be charged at the base or Peak rate. Events such as Weddings and Small parties where outside guests will be invited will be charged a $350 event fee. Groups of 14- 20 will incur an extra cleaning fee of $50 Groups of 21 or more will incur an extra cleaning fee of $80 Book 5 consecutive nights and receive a 7% discount Book 6 consecutive nights and receive a 10% discount Book 1 full week and receive a 15% discount No refunds will be given once the final payment has been made